Pennsylvania Underage Drinking Defense Attorneys
At Masorti & Donaldson, P.C. we've helped countless clients avoid expensive fines associated with allegations of providing alcohol to minors. Our criminal defense lawyers investigate the circumstances involved, collect testimony, and effectively punch holes in allegations that claim you knowingly provided alcohol to minors. And, in cases where the accused mistakenly purchased beer or alcohol for minors outside of a liquor store, we work with the court in exploring alternatives to expensive fines and penalties.
Be prepared with an effective, thorough legal defense – contact the law office of Masorti & Donaldson, P.C. today. Located in State College, Pennsylvania, we represent clients in University Park, Penn State, Altoona, Clearfield, Breezewood, and Clearfield.
Furnishing Alcohol to Minors
The law office of Masorti & Donaldson, P.C. represents clients in regard to the following alcohol related charges:
- underage drinking
- serving alcohol to minors
- furnishing alcohol to minors
- use of fake ID to obtain alcohol
Furnishing Alcohol to Minors: An Expensive Mistake
In Pennsylvania, furnishing alcohol to minors automatically results in a $1,000 fine. And, for each additional violation on top of an initial offense, the fine increases to $2,500 per occurrence. So, if a half dozen high school students are accidentally served alcohol at your party, you could be looking at a hefty fine of nearly $15,000. That's why its important to understand how alcohol laws work and what is required for persons to be found guilty under them if you hope to successfully challenge the charges against you.
It's Just a Misdemeanor – Why do I need an Attorney?
Even though the offense may be a misdemeanor, if you fail to appear in court with a lawyer you risk exposing yourself to the whims of the prosecutor or judge. Perhaps the judge has questions about the circumstances involved or begins asking pointed questions involving your frame of mind during the alleged offense.
With Masorti & Donaldson, P.C. by your side, we're prepared to argue points of law, raise questions of involving mens rea or intent, and introduce exculpatory considerations. We're also prepared to respond to whatever motions the prosecutor might make if they happen to seek a maximum penalty.
Questions? We're Here to Provide Answers
Don't take chances – be prepared with an experienced legal team that understands how to make the law work for you instead of against you. contact at the law office of Masorti & Donaldson, P.C. today. Discreet and confidential, we provide free consultations to discuss the specifics of your case.